The Balancing Act with Andrew Temte, PhD, CFA

The Balancing Act with Andrew Temte, PhD, CFA

In business, balancing acts are everywhere. The Balancing Act Podcast explores the balancing acts we play each day in our professional lives by amplifying the voices and real life stories of accomplished business leaders we can all learn from. In each episode: * Listen to the origin stories from today’s leaders, * Discover their key moments of career acceleration, * Explore a hot business topic in an authentic, approachable conversation between Andy and his guests, and * Learn about the skills that lead to workplace success. Tune in today to elevate your journey of continuous improvement and lifelong learning.

Episodes

June 20, 2024 31 mins

How do we solve the shortage of mental and behavioral health professionals in the US?

How can we increase interest in mental and behavioral health careers in our youth? To help answer these questions, we have Brandon Jones joining us today on the Balancing Act Podcast. Brandon is the CEO of Triad - a leading provider of education, community, and career resources for behavioral and mental health professionals. Brandon is a former co...

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Want to face your fear of failure at work? Want to build self-confidence? What does the journey to the c-suite as a chief marketing officer look like?

To help answer these questions, we have Cate Hollowitsch joining us today on the Balancing Act Podcast. Cate is the chief marketing officer at Nesnah Ventures and was the director of marketing engagement at Organic Valley for nearly a decade. She is a TEDx speaker, creator of the F.E...

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Does your business have a plan for managing change? How can executives quiet the voices of imposter syndrome? Are DEI initiatives 'working' for organizations and their stakeholders?

To help answer these questions, we have Amber Ontiveros joining us today. Amber is the president and founder of Ontiveros & Associates - equity and change management consultants. She is an author, mentor, and ally; transforming executives beyond imp...

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Want to know more about youth workforce development? How do we build alternative pathways to workplace success for the youth in our communities? How are organizations like Junior Achievement and the Boys & Girls Club in your region poised to help solve our workforce development challenges?

To help answer these questions, we have a special panel discussion to focus on workforce development and work readiness with a focus on girl...

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How can we make the prospect of a mid-career change less daunting? How can we improve educational pathways into careers in finance and investing for traditionally underserved populations? How can we build financial literacy in high school and college students? Today's episode is the second of three from The Balancing Act Podcast - LIVE!! recording session where we focused on women in business in my hometown of La Crosse, Wisconsin....

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We had so much fun recording the show LIVE! in early May. Today's episode is the first of three from that live event where we focus on women in business in my hometown of La Crosse, Wisconsin. My first guest from the Balancing Act Podcast - LIVE! is Betty Christiansen. Betty is the publisher of Coulee Region Women Magazine and I ask her about the balancing acts that magazine publishers engage in each day and how we can use traditio...

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How can we help women in technology roles succeed? How can we get more girls and women interested in careers in technology? How can the skill of bravery be developed to help reduce stress, burnout, and ensure pay equity for women in tech? Today, we have Nicole Trick Steinbach joining us. Nicole is the "International Bravery Coach” and helps women in tech “Build Your Brave Career.” As you might expect, today, we’re going to focus on...

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If you're a business founder or entrepreneur, where do you go for help? How do you identify a coach? How do you identify trusted potential funding partners? Today, we have Fred Cary joining us. Fred is the CEO of IdeaPros, an entrepreneurship educator and incubator, so we’ll be focusing today’s discussion on coaching and mentoring for founders and start-ups. Tune into episode 139 to hear Fred's story, his "rocket booster" moment, a...

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Do you have a personal board of advisors? How about a career map? Today on the Balancing Act Podcast, we have Pete Schramm joining us. Pete is the founder and CEO of Lattitude, a human connection platform designed to amplify new employee retention and mid level manager development. The company exists to help increase intentional internal engagement and strengthen workplace culture to improve employee belonging. Pete is also the aut...

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Our worst critics live inside our own minds. They constantly berate us and limit our personal and professional growth. This week we continue our exploration of the value of coaching and mentoring with Coach Mike Basevic. Coach Mike is the founder of No Limits Nation, a coaching consultancy that delivers two key programs -- The Anxiety Free Executive, and The Anxiety Free Student. Tune into episode 137 to hear Coach Mike's story, hi...

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Twisting in the breeze? Lack direction? Feeling unfocused? Today's episode marks the beginning of a miniseries on the value of coaching and mentoring in the workplace. To kick things off, we have Davidson Hang joining us. Davidson is an executive life coach and has led Kaizen Coaching since 2017. Tune into episode 136 to hear Davidson's inspirational story, his "rocket booster" moment, and his thoughts on the intersection between...
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What if there was a software solution that allowed you to align individual, team, and company goals; measure productive capacity; identify and hone individual "superpowers;" and aid in the delivery of constructive feedback? Today, we have Projjal Ghatak joining us. Projjal is the CEO and co-founder of future of work technology provider Onloop. This episode explores Onloop’s Collaborative Team Development framework and the Onloop cl...

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I've got a very special treat for you today. In this episode, I sit down face to face with Dave Rogers. Dave is a fellow musician and is CEO of the world-famous Dave’s Guitar Shop that's based right here in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Today we’ll be focused on entrepreneurship, Dave’s journey, and may take a peek or two into some of his encounters with some of the most well known musicians on the planet. Tune into episode 134 to hear Dav...

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March 21, 2024 29 mins

Today I'd like to introduce you to Alli Berry. Alli is a respected thought leader in the areas of content marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) and has led omnichannel marketing initiatives at companies like The Motley Fool, The Arena Group, and Kaplan. Alli and I chat about the benefits and challenges of content marketing and peek behind the curtain into the world of SEO -- what it is, what it isn't, and how to cut throug...

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Continuing with last week's episode on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) education, I'd like to introduce you to Elijah Kempton. Elijah is VP - West Region at engineering firm Campos EPC and is the board secretary at MathPath—a four week residential summer program for students showing high promise and interest in mathematics. During today's episode, we talk about the broad reaching benefits of pursuing a career in...

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In today's episode, I'd like to introduce you to the wonderful work of 4th Family, Inc. 4th Family empowers youth to learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through their love of sports. In the words of 4th Family co-founder John Scott, "4th Family is a non-profit organization working closely mentoring at-risk youth and one of our key focus areas is exciting kids about the opportunities in STEM by showcasing the sci...

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Casey Lankow joins me on the show today. Casey is a Sr. Leadership Development Business Partner at Amazon, is an adjunct assistant professor at Saint Mary’s University in Minneapolis, MN, and was co-founder and Chief Psychology Officer at personality assessment company A Deeper Way. This is our eighth and final episode in our miniseries on corporate culture. What a way to end the series with a deep dive into the impact of corporate...

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February 22, 2024 26 mins

In part seven of my miniseries on workplace culture, we have Teresa Vozza joining us. Teresa is the founder at Teresa Vozza Coaching and is the former CHRO at Allianz Partners in Toronto. She is a Coach Practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming by the Association of Neurolinguistics Professionals and helps us think through the impact that work burnout can have on organizational culture. Tune into episode 129 to hear Teresa's stor...

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Mamie Kanfer Stewart joins me in episode six of our ongoing miniseries on corporate culture. Mamie is the founder and CEO of meeting effectiveness firm Meeteor, is co-author of Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging, and Enjoyable Meetings, and is the host of the Modern Manager Podcast. In today's conversation, we explore the impact meetings can have on corporate culture. Can meetings actually be enjoyable? Tune into episode 128 to...

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February 8, 2024 29 mins

In part five of my miniseries on workplace culture, I'm pleased to introduce you to Jack Skeels. Jack is CEO and founder at AgencyAgile, Inc. and author of Unmanaged: Master the Magic of Creating Empowered and Happy Organizations. During our conversation, we tap into Jack's expertise in the world of project management and how to turn project management into one of your organization's superpowers. Tune into episode 127 to hear Jack'...

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